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digitalmars.D.announce - DConf Online & Symmetry Autumn of Code 2021

reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
Symmetry has confirmed: we are doing SAOC 2021 and it kicks off 
on September 15. And I can confirm that DConf Online 2021 is 
happening in November. I'll be formally announcing both on the D 
Blog soon, with dates, deadlines, and details.

I'm announcing informally here first primarily because I want to 
encourage everyone to start thinking about the types of projects 
that would be good for SAOC and submitting ideas in our Projects 
repository before the announcement next week:

https://github.com/dlang/projects/issues

We have a few there already, but we can always use more. The SAOC 
work period runs for four months, during which participants are 
expected to work at least 20 hours per week on their projects. 
Please keep that in mind when you submit your ideas.

You do not need to be a student to participate in SAOC. Students 
will be preferred during selection, but applications are open to 
everyone. If you would like to participate, now is the time to 
start thinking about the kind of project you'd like to work on 
and find yourself a mentor.

If you are interested in making yourself available as a SAOC 
mentor, please leave a comment on the issues for the projects (in 
the repository linked above) on which you'd be inclined to do so. 
If you'd like to make yourself generally available as a mentor, 
please email me directly at aldacron gmail.com and let me know. 
Each mentor is awarded $500 at the end of the event, courtesy of 
Symmetry Investments.

I encourage everyone to think about submitting a talk or 
livecoding proposal for DConf Online. We're open to accepting 
anything related to the D programming language or general 
computer science topics. Submission details will be provided in 
the upcoming blog announcement.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been editing the Q & A videos 
from last year's conference to cut out the dead space and 
irrelevant chatter. That has resulted in much shorter, 
uninterrupted videos. I still have three more to go. Those that 
I've already published have (v2.0) in the title. I've also added 
timecodes in the description of the new videos so that YouTube 
will show chapters, or bookmarks, at the bottom of the player 
frame. It's taking me several hours to work through each video, 
so I don't expect to have the remainder published until the end 
of next week at the earliest.

The DConf Online 2020 Q & A playlist is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G1FoocVVPY&list=PLIldXzSkPUXX0PcnTlv175rEyfH66yaoI

If you missed the talks last year, they are all here (along with 
the 'Ask us Anything' with Walter and Atila, and Adam's 
livecoding session):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQHAIglE9CU&list=PLIldXzSkPUXWsvFA4AuawPoMnq9Bh1lIZ

#dconf #saoc
Jun 09
parent Imperatorn <johan_forsberg_86 hotmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 9 June 2021 at 07:47:00 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 Symmetry has confirmed: we are doing SAOC 2021 and it kicks off 
 on September 15. And I can confirm that DConf Online 2021 is 
 happening in November. I'll be formally announcing both on the 
 D Blog soon, with dates, deadlines, and details.

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Jun 10